How to start a community?
IMPORTANT: All your attendees will automatically become members of your community (they can opt out) if you assigned the event they registered to, to your community. Content wise, a new Forum Category will be automatically created to import your event conversations to the community. With these two strategies, we get an increasing community with very little effort as you leverage your own events (attendees and content).
Go to main menu and click on Communities, then “Create Group”, add your basic information, create categories for the Forum and Blogs areas and then start promoting your community. Read post “Shall I create one or more communities? How to grow it?”
What does a private community imply?
Communities can be set up as public or private. As the community is not your event private area, we advise to leave the community as public because your goal is to attract more members into it.
If you set up the community as a Private, you will be able to moderate the users manually.
Shall I create one or more communities? How to grow it?
1st Step: Create one generic community and assign it to all your events to increase it with members and content with every event
2nd Step: Publish unique content and share it through social media with the link to your community
3rd Step: Invite close members (called “power users”) to leave comments and start their own conversations. This is critical to set the tone of the conversation to make others feel more confident about how they should act within the community
4th Step: When the community is bigger, create different categories of Forums and Blogs to make discussions more specific and engaging.
IMPORTANT: Every member will receive an automatic newsletter about what is new about your community every Thursday between 10:00 and 13:00. So we encourage you to add some content before that time.
We can also add new tabs such as Jobs, Materials and also add banners for your own or third parties products and services so you can easily monetise it.